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Webster Supports Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow at Junior Achievement Event

WATERBURY, Conn., March 15, 2012 --- Webster Bank is pleased to support Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut’s Second Annual High School Business Challenge. It will take place on Friday, March 16th at 8:30 a.m. at the Fairfield University Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

Daniel Bley, executive vice president and chief risk officer at Webster, will speak to more than 60 high school students from 16 towns at this day-long event. He will share his reflections and thoughts regarding his experience with JA and how it shaped his professional philosophy and business work ethic.

Junior Achievement focuses on education, economic and youth development by empowering young people to own their economic success. Webster’s commitment is part of a tradition since the bank was founded in 1935. Webster’s Corporate Giving Program helps strengthen communities through donations and sponsorships of almost $4 million annually to more than 1,000 organizations across our four-state footprint from Westchester County, N.Y. to Boston, Mass.

For more information on the event, log on to www.jawct.com.

About Webster

Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A. With $19 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust and investment services through 168 banking offices, 473 ATMs, telephone and mobile banking, and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; and provides health savings account trustee and administrative services through HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank. Member FDIC and equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at www.websterbank.com.

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